3/4 cup pearl barley
3/4 cup green split peas
3/4 cup red lentils
1 large leek, chopped and rinsed
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 yellow potatoes, diced
3 carrots, peeled and grated (I diced)
8 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp salt, or to taste
pepper, to taste
parsley for garnish - optional
Soak barley, split peas and lentils for one hour in a bowl with enough water to cover. After the hour, rinse them and put in a large soup pot, along with all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until all is tender. Mine was on the stove for about an hour.
Serve with a garnish of parsley.
We ate ours with a side of Irish Soda Bread. FYI - this soup is even better the next day.